Sunday, August 27, 2006
And today's FibDem chancer is...
It would appear that Bernie is raging about the Scottish Executive's decision to back the decision by NHS Lanarkshire that decided to downgrade the A&E unit at Monkland's Hospital.
"That should cheer you up while you're dying in an ambulance, stuck in a traffic jam somewhere on the M74" he fulminates in that typical scaremongering FibDem style to eek out a few more votes from voters who are kept unaware of his own party's reponsibility for, er, cheering people up...you get the point.
Anyway old Porridge thought Yellow summed it up best so over to Yeller...
This one really takes the biscuit
Someone ought to tell this numpty that the Lib Dems are in office in the Scottish Executive and, yes, that means they too are responsible for this decision. In fact the Scottish Labour Party ought to be reminding them of that, all the time:
"NHS Lanarkshire are an unelected quango, answerable to the Labour party and no-one else"
It's a bare faced lie. The quango answers to the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Executive operates via collective responsibility. That means the decisions it takes are every bit as much a responsibility of Lib Dem ministers as anyone else. No ifs, no buts or maybes. Those are the facts.
Ordinarily you could dismiss this sort of rubbish as Lib Dem desperation but it was this sort of disreputible fiction (and the seeming inability/unwillingness of leading members of the Labour Party in Scotland to face it down by calling a spade a spade) that allowed the Lib Dems to win the Dunfermline by-election.
Everyone who moans about Labour getting tough on the Lib Dems please take note - you don't defeat people prepared to tell such lies and resort to such tactics with statistics about tax credits.
Chasing votes had a new meaning for Tavish when he went to Lanarkshire to avoid telling people he was responsible for traffic jams on the M74
Did you take an aversion to being famous?